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La Palette Color Ballz by Nadezhda Sidorova

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La Palette Color Ballz comes from Nadezhda Sidorova. (I’ve always liked the name Nadezhda.) It’s a ‘match-3′ game.  There are hundreds of match-3 games.  The most famous: Bejeweled and Candy Crush.

I normally ignore match-3 games. But I decided to download this only because I love the icon.

Cover art

The actual game itself is pretty good. First of all: colors mix. Second: the whites never match-up.
There are other elements, borrowed from Candy Crush, but that’s okay.

La Palette Color Ballz has a lot of charm.  There are 61 levels and at the end of each, you are rewarded with a quote. For example: don’t blame the rain, it can’t fall up.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/la-palette-color-ballz/id1292038750?mt=8
https://lapalette-game.com/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sidorova.lapalette&hl=en&pcampaignid=MKT-Other-global-all-co-prtnr-py-PartBadge-Mar2515-1
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Color 6 by Tigrido FREE

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This past weekend I saw the image of Color 6 and just passed it by. Seemed like another ‘packing puzzle’ and I didn’t scrutinize this properly. Big thanks to Loyal Blog Follower David Cole for alerting me about this game. It’s seriously good.

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Color 6 is a point scoring puzzle app. The object is to make perfect hexagons of a single color. Each one made is 1 point, then it disappears. I played this game 3 times last night. This morning I played it once and almost got to work late.

One feature I really like is the color-blind mode. I wish other games would adopt this idea.

My high score is 169. This places me in the middle of 55,000 people. The game came out last week. How did it get so popular? Maybe it was featured by the App Store.

It is possible to form 2 hexagons at the same time. If they overlap, only 1 point will be given.  If the 2 hexagons do not overlap, only 2 points are given.  I’m a bit mystified as to how so many people have scores in the thousands.

Warning: this game is very addictive.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-6/id1134511982?mt=8

Other Point Scoring Games Worthy of Your Time (Some are no longer available.)
NumberMania
Four Straight Lines
Pushopolous
Stickets
Folt
Nineout
Nineout II
BeeCells Lite
Kindly Colors
HexAgony
Domino Drop
Put Number
Tripevo
Triple Town
Kindly  Colors
COLORswipe
SubaraCity
Virus Pop Smash
+1 Number
4 Way Puzzle
Merged!
Enso
Politaire
Treple
numDance

Black Boxes

o:anquan
Levels
Buckets
Hit N Run
Puppo!
Omino!
Super Swipes
Make Square
Colorzam


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Color Fence by McPeppergames

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Do you remember the game Ins and Outs? Color Fence is essentially the same thing: create one loop where some tiles are ‘inside’ and the rest are ‘outside’.

I love the concept, but after you’ve done a 100 or so, they’re all too easy. But still fun.

I had some trouble with Color Fence in terms of the colors. The orange & red squares are too similar.

Even worse: I wasn’t able to figure out which colors should be inside and which outside. Look at image #1. In the top right corner are 3 colors. Are they supposed to all be in or all out? I’ve tried it both ways and neither worked consistently.  I think they’ve debugged this now.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-fence/id1263833188?mt=8
http://www.mcpeppergames.com/
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Color Merge by ImpactBlue Studios FREE

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Color Merge comes from ImpactBlue Studios. The object is to merge all the colors so the entire board ends up being 1 color which is specified at the top of the screen.

Look at the first image. Near the top you’ll see a small green dot in between the blue & yellow circles.  That means, first, that the circles can merge and second, that they will merge into green.

Seems kind of obvious except that red & yellow can never merge. It took me a while to figure the pattern out.  At the top are the 5 circles. A color cannot merge with its neighbors. But when it merges with the other 2 colors, the result will be the color in between.

For example: purple cannot merge with blue or red. When it merges with yellow, the result will be red. Not very intuitive. When purple merges with green, it will become blue.

Color Merge is a serious puzzle concept.  At the moment I’ve solved 18 levels. I’ll do more, but definitely not more than 50.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-merge/id1200648707?mt=8
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Color Labyrinth – A Smart Puzzle Like Sokoban 激ムズ完全思考型パズル:カラーラビリンス

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Color Labyrinth – A Smart Puzzle Like Sokoban  adds some very good elements to the old concept of sokoban. The goal in each is to move/push the blocks and get to the exit.

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1. Blocks that are the same color will merge. Sometimes that’s a good thing, other times not.
2.  The grid is white. Black squares will sometime have to be filled. If a square is marked with a green +, that means that if a green square is pushed onto it, it will be locked in place.

There’s a lot more to say about this game, but I’ll let you see for yourself.  It’s got everything: ‘aha’ moments, lots of levels etc.  I have not solved all the levels.

I’m not crazy about the graphics. But that’s okay. The content is what’s important. New elements are presented with easy levels and then things get gradually harder.
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/color-labyrinth-cang-ku-fan/id451036454?mt=8
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Other Good Sokoban Puzzles
A Good Snowman is Hard to Build Charming
Go to Gold - superb
Go to Gold 2 - I hope a third version comes out.
Pepe Porcupine
Sokoban Cargo
Push Box Sokoban
Push Around
Boxed In – loved this. First in a series of 4.
Pengu Push
BoxWorld – awesome. I still remember struggling through levels 26 and 35 for days.
Fireman Arcade
Paper & Light
Square Push Square
Professor Max
Puzzling Cubes
DJ Mole
Sokoban Evolution
Test Chamber – brilliant
Duck Roll surprisingly very good

Leonard Cohen died yesterday. My favorite version of his song Sisters of Mercy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNlfvO_1V5w
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Color Combine Game by Sam Hogan FREE!

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When I was about 4 years old, I was given a toy that fascinated me. There were 3 circular clear plastic sheets stapled together in the center. Each had 1 circle of color: red, blue and yellow. From that, I learned how to combine the colors to make green, purple and orange. Putting them altogether was some kind of brown.  Color Combine Game, from Sam Hogan, is a puzzle where the objective is to combine adjacent tiles into 1 big pile whose final color matches the background.

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The first few levels are trivially easy. But then things get pretty tough. Getting the exact shade of pink or teal or cyan can be extremely tough.  My instinct is to just tap out all the permutations until I stumble on the right one.

At the moment, I’m stuck on level 19. According to the Leaderboard, there are not many other players.

I contacted Sam about the number of levels and he told me: it’s infinite.

Definitely interesting and hard.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-combine-game/id1249397059?mt=8
http://samhogan.net/
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Color Kakuro by Chi Wun Li Free!

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Color Kakuro is nothing like genuine Kakuro (formerly known as Cross Sums).  A better title would be Color Minesweeper. Oh well.

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Each square is either blank or is an actual clue.  Suppose a clue square has 1 yellow, 1 red, 2 green and 0 blue. That means that the surrounding blank squares will have 1 yellow, 1 red, 2 green and 0 blue.

Most of the levels have unique solutions.  There are 200 levels ranging from beginner to master.

At the moment, I’ve done 150 levels. I positively love this game and it’s totally free – provided that you do all the levels and not skip around.  The ads are annoying, but that’s still okay because I can’t get enough of this.
Another negative: the program crashes every so often. I uploaded the latest Ipad software, and the game still crashes. But I keep playing it.
Let’s end on something positive: these puzzles are hand-crafted.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alphaunit.kakuro&hl=en
https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/color-kakuro/id977635675?l=en&mt=8
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Winter Color Spin – free dexterity puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Do you remember Pop the Lock? That’s a fabulous dexterity puzzle app game.  Winter Color Spin is related.  The dial spins. When it’s in the area of the same color – tap the screen. It will change direction and change color.

It’s definitely fun. My only qualm is that the shades of blue are not as distinct as I would prefer.  Better to use Black, Orange, Blue & Purple. Just my opinion.

Brett Wharton is the author. Winter Color Spin is FREE. So give it a chance and get on the leaderboard.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/winter-color-spin/id1061382177?mt=8


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Color Shift Puzzle By Oleksandr Shchotkin Puzzle app for all devices

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Color Shift Puzzle comes from Oleksandr Shchotkin.  It’s another point scoring puzzle app game.

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It’s a ‘match 3 colors puzzle.  Here’s what’s different: the game starts with a blank interior (see the second image).  You may move – all at once – the pieces up/down or right/left.’

The 4 color version is way too easy.  I was relieved when I died at 25,000.

The 6 color version – my high is about 1000. I’m very curious how high others can get. Particularly those who really take their time.

I really like the graphics. What I don’t like is that the leaderboard is being run by google somehow.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1118679780
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tk.aleksdev.shift.android
https://www.amazon.com/Aleksandr-Schetkin-Color-Shift/dp/B01GYU7OZS?ie=UTF8&redirect=true
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Blocks & Shapes: Color Tangram

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Andres Baksai’s Blocks & Shapes: Color Tangram is not exactly a tangram puzzle.  The object is to fill a rectangular grid with different shapes.  Again and again via 1010 levels.

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At the moment, I’ve done a few easy levels and a few expert levels.
Andres Baksai claims that his puzzle is the ‘only puzzle with curved pieces’.  Hmmmm. I doubt that claim is true. However, I can’t name another packing puzzle app that does have curved pieces. In any event, I find his curved pieces puzzles to be more fun than the others.
I think these are good puzzles, but the 1010 levels is a turnoff. How can I possibly make a dent in that?  This game would be much better if it had only 100 levels – then I probably would have done a lot more.
This reminds me of another puzzle app game that came in 2 versions.  The free version had 1000 levels, while the premium had 10,000.
https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/blocks-shapes-color-tangram/id1009848586?mt=8


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